I really like the idea of trying to get areas designated for bathing quality – Cilgerran would be an obvious choice maybe? It has the carpark so public access, close facilities, easy access into the river. And crucially maybe is an area in need of better testing, monitoring and cleaning. But as we were saying last night, if it’s tidal to there is probably won’t come under the remit?
We need to find somewhere that fits all the criteria. It can’t just be a spot on the river where a couple of people swim – it needs to be well-used by many. Catch 22!
SAS have a great guide for the project. https://www.sas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/SAS-Bathing-Water-Designation-Toolkit-2022.pdf